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Re: What is a failure of 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose?

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:38:39 -0600
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxzGhLyLuM3CcqnPqUmHt5zbEA2iCCneuPjRS0OVuwj0qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joshue O Connor - InterAccess <josh@interaccess.ie>
Cc: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi Josh,

> its that 'on a per-input basis' that's just not clear from the SC

*Success Criterion 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose: *The purpose of each input
field collecting information about the user...

Josh, I'm struggling to figure out how to author this so that the
requirement is clearer, given the highlighted bits of the quoted SC (i.e.,
"each input field... about the user"). We cannot "re-open" the normative
text at this time, but is there something in the Understanding document
that we should add, modify or otherwise clarify?


On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 8:29 AM Joshue O Connor - InterAccess <
josh@interaccess.ie> wrote:

> Alastair Campbell wrote:
> Joshue O Connor wrote:
> > A well marked up and otherwise accessible form, is a fail of this SC
> *only* when it contains information about the user and none of the related
> metadata tokens (as per what are defined in/a la autocomplete attribute).
> Correct?
> That’s my understanding, I’d just phrase it on a per-input basis, you’d be
> looking at each field rather than the form as a whole.
> Thanks Alistair - and I think you are right, its that 'on a per-input
> basis' that's just not clear from the SC, and makes the practical 'how to
> part' of this difficult to understand. Just look at this thread - never
> mind how the real world will struggle with understanding it.
> Josh
> I.e. an *input* would fail **only** when it is asking for information
> about the user that matches one of the related metadata tokens, and it does
> not have any (accessibility supported) metadata included.
> Cheers,
> -Alastair
> --
> Joshue O Connor
> Director | InterAccess.ie

*​John Foliot* | Principal Accessibility Strategist | W3C AC Representative
Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good
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